Humans of Oxford: Malory Owen: Animal Aficionado

When Malory Owen was 4 years old, her parents lost sight of her at Hueston Woods. Like any good parents, they panicked, assuming the worst had happened on their guided tour. They found Malory at the front of the group hike, holding hands with her new friend Ingvar, a naturalist. On each subsequent visit to the park, Malory brought her friend more questions about the expansive animal kingdom. “My respect for wildlife really stemmed from those interactions,” Malory said. Along with the common pets like cats and dogs, Malory’s childhood homes were host to a number of reptiles. There...

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